Whiskey Barrel Planters – For The Rustic Touch


Whiskey barrel planters have been popular in the garden for many years. Whiskey barrels have also always been a popular choice for collecting rainwater, which can then be stored and used in time of drought to water your plants and keep your garden looking lush and green.

Reusable Materials

Whiskey planters are an ideal addition to any rustic style garden or outdoor space and make ideal patio planters. They are easy to find and cheap to buy.  Bourbon whiskey barrels cannot be reused, so once the bourbon has been aged and decanted, they are usually sold off at discount, either for use by manufacturers in other countries or to be cut down and made into planters.

You can use your barrel directly as a planter. To increase the life you could try using a whiskey barrel planter liner. A liner is essentially a plastic tub, shaped to fit the barrel, which is then planted with your choice of plants and flowers.  Using a stand is a great idea with a barrel planter because of the weight. With the heavy weight it will be hard to move around so with a stand with wheels you can move it anywhere. If you don’t have a stand be sure to find a permanent spot that will work with your garden and planters.

Barrel planters are most often available in the form of half barrels, although they can be cut in half either across, or lengthwise. If you are looking for a slightly smaller planter with the look of a whiskey barrel, then you can use a reproduction model such as the ”Barrel Log Planter Set,” comprising of three pine barrels of different sizes that have been stained to achieve the appearance of old style rustic barrels.

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